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  •  You are right. 2 word: STONEWALL RIOTS. (3+ / 0-)
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    mookins, Calamity Jean, bosdcla14

    ...When a bunch of drunk drag queens and homeless gay kids partying in a bar that got busted by cops in 1969 turned a group of people that most of society listed with murderers and pedophiles into a bona-fide social movement that is currently within a decade of full legal equality.  

    They were not very disciplined - in fact they were much less disciplined than the previous leaders of the movement that insisted on suits and ties, but were not nearly as successful as the next wave.  But they made it fun.  They made it into something that they could sustain for a long time even when it looked like there was little progress... because it was fun, so why not?

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